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Packers sign free agent

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by ivo610, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. slaughter25
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    We really care about our back ups back ups that play special teams here in GB. Good thing we dumped 12 mil over 3 years for a guy that will only see playing time if something bad happens >.<
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    We'd have to conclude Jones is expected start and there are serious concerns about Bishop and Smith. I know I'd be concerned with those kinds of injuries. This deal is too rich for just a Plan B insurance policy.

    On second thought, it could be both Plan B and Plan C...Jones can play inside and outside. Still, a lot of dough for a non-playmaking LB, especially in this buyers market.

    Very conservative from a roster standpoint; aggressive from a $ standpoint.
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    He's their best linebacker in coverage, can play inside and outside and is a very good special teams player. A lot of teams would have been way worse off losing their #1 and #2 ILBs last year than we ended up being, and he's only 27. After one year as an ILB he seems to have more upside than Hawk does, so I don't mind him making more.

    Honestly, the think I'm most excited about is seeing how Manning looks this year. He was supposed to be a diamond in the rough guy who came out too soon and if he's healthy, maybe he makes some of these guys obsolete.
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    Just when I was beginning to come around to thinking positive about Thompson. What have you TT-ophiles got to say about this shameful waste of money?
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    I agree. 3 years/$11.75M is a lot of money for a reserve. Jones is going to be on the field somewhere. He might start in place of Bishop/Smith or move outside as insurance for Perry.
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    This also might be the start of the Packers cleaning house over the next one or two seasons. With Rodgers' contract predicted to eat up 15% - 20% of the salary cap, the Packers might be on their way to getting rid of players like AJ Hawk, Desmond Bishop and Tramon Williams and replacing them with Jones, a draft pick and Heyward or House.
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    By the way people, this isn't the NBA. If they decided that Manning or Smith or Jones is better than Hawk, Hawk will be gone. 4mil a year for an ILB is starter money, so they may just be waiting to see how Smith/Manning /future draft picks develop and need someone to fill in while they do it. Also, Bishop hasn't exactly been sturdy and they just lost a core special teamer in Crabtree. Look at the big picture folks. This isn't that bizarre.
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    Im not confused about the dollar amount and how that applies to a starting ILB. Im confused as to the thought that Brad Jones is a starting quality LB.
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    You sir, are not alone on this one. I don't see giving him that much cash as a starter given his performance, they just don't match up. Maybe TT signed gave that deal after downing a 12 pack? Who knows, but this sh!t is confusing to me.
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    WOW! I know he is versitile can play both ILB and OLB, but he is a backup and special teamer. How do you justify doing this deal and pass on Jenkins or Canty for 3 years and $8 million. This makes no sense to me.
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    I'm sensing a bit of sarcasm here... Brad Jones is average at best. Look at the tape on him..
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    More genuine shock than sarcasm
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    Yeah, I'm normally a defender of TT, but this is baffling to me.

    We are now paying 3 ILB's starter money. We already have a number of quality backups. Of all the ways in which we are frugal, I can't believe he did this.

    Canty signed for 3/$8M, so did Jenkins. Now we sign Jones for 3/$12. I just don't understand it.
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    Well 9 teams were interested in him, with 4 entering contract talks with him. Obviously numerous front offices felt he is starter material
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    Saying he's the best linebacker in coverage doesn't pass the eye test. Compared to who? Well maybe Hawk. :rolleyes: He absolutely isn't good in coverage. He gave up 6 1/2 plays of 20 yards or more.
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    9 teams were interested enough that Jones walked right on back to GB for the big fat paycheck none of these 9 others teams were willing to offer.

    If we can also agree that the contract numbers Jones signed for are alike those of a starting ILB. Can we not then also say that they were not thinking he was of starting caliber?
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    TT let him set the market and made him a fair market offer for a desirable player.

    Sorry he isn't a guy at the tail end of his career with a famous name.

    A much better signing than walden
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    Up until the 2012 injury Bishop has been a durable player for the Packers.
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    My point exactly, a fair market value for a back up LB in FA is toooo damn high. Usually why the packers dont play a big part in FA. I just dont see the rush to sign him today at that price. If you do, that's fine. To each their own.

    Clearly you have had a long off season to throw me into "that" crowd just because I don't think Brad Jones is worth 4 mil a year. If I have ever made a post that suggested anything to really make me one of those guys I sincerely apologize because those guys are annoying as hell.

    Lastly, I agree its a better signing than Walden the only Packers LB worse than Brad Jones. Brad Jones brings some versatility and I would imagine that paired with his special teams contributions (ala Jarret Bush) snagged him this contract. Hopefully he makes his money on special teams and not on D that's all I'm saying.
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    Hawk will not be released this season. To ask a guy to take a pay cut, then turn around and cut him in training camp or preseason, would be bad faith. Such a move would have denied him his best opportunity to catch on somewhere else. One could criticize TT for a lot of things, but shabby dealings is not one of them.
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    You really think hawk is better than jones?
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    Yes.
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    You gotta be kidding me!!!:poop: some of you guy's killed me for saying bring in Freeney for 3 yr's at 12 mil lol. This is exactly why i think the way i do about TT. Terrible sigining. Jones is worth about 1 mil a yr at best. I'd rather him not sign anybody of he's going to just blow money on backup ability. TT is an idiot for this signing im sorry.
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    This is one of THOSE guys
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    Rodell, give it up on the Freeney thing, man. It has nothing to do with this. Freeney is not coming here nor would that be a good deal in substitute as mentioned a million times before. I don't even know why you ever even brought him up.
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